Taffy Review The Singles

"It is really cool - I wanna be cool, too!"

Taffy are often labelled a shoegaze band, a dream pop band, a fuzz rock band.

In truth, though, the Japanese group excel at making pop songs. Other-worldly, furiously contagious, transcendetal pop songs – but pop songs, regardless.

New EP 'Darkle' is due to be released on May 4th through Club AC30, featuring seven tracks of honeycombed delight.

To celebrate, Clash invited Taffy to take a look at this week's singles – check out their thoughts below.

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Alesso feat. Roy English – 'Cool'

Iris: Maybe a little bit of the guitar sounds might have been 'cool'. Even cooler if he didn't take his glasses off in the end.
Asano: I got the part where a loser become a cool guy. It is really cool – I wanna be cool too!
Ken: I like the sexy vocal on the dance beat!

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Bleachers – 'I Wanna Get Better'

Iris: Thought I started to watch a movie. The song was actually really good! I liked it a lot! And after all, I think I've watched a short movie.
Asano: A song like this must be a kickass one at the gigs.
Ken: I wanna sing the main chorus with everyone else too, it sounds fun!

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Clean Bandit – 'Stronger'

Iris: Stronger guitar sounds pleeeeeaase.
Asano: Maybe I hear these songs at a sports gym? I have to start working out.
Ken: The beat is thick and good! I wanna do this dance in the video together with them!

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Lethal Bizzle – 'Fester Skank'

Iris: I'm so sorry for moving on to the next video…
Asano: It sounds like beating up a trash can, sounds fun though.
Ken: I’m not too fond of this kind of music. The characters in the video seem interesting.

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Nicki Minaj – 'The Night Is Still Young'

Iris: Yo! I'm no position to say no!
Asano: It’s a lyric video so maybe I can work on my English with this. But I need to turn the music off to concentrate.
Ken: I saw the wave of a big audience the moment I heard this song.

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Raleigh Ritchie – 'The Greatest'

Iris: Sadly maybe not the greatest…
Asano: It has a crazy kick sound, like a beat box. I like the emotional main chorus. I might come to like this song if I heard it under certain circumstances.
Ken: I like the loose feeling I get from this song, like the ones you hear at an afterparty.

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'Darkle' is due to be released on May 4th.

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